Crisci Associates, Dec. 22, 2014
* Gov.-Elect Wolf Names More Than 250 To Transition Agency Review Teams

Gov.-elect Wolf Monday named more than 250 people as members of his Agency Review Teams.  Click Here for a complete list of Review Team members.  Here are some key agency review team appointments.

* Slight Increase In November Table Game Revenue

The Gaming Control Board Monday reported revenue from table games play at the 12 Pennsylvania casinos was $63.8 million in November 2014, just $34,000 over November 2013.

* Political News & NewsClips

Here's a collection of NewsClips from around the state on political topics of interest--

* Session Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* PLS Interviews With New Members Of General Assembly

PA Legislative Services has started a series of interviews with freshman members of the General Assembly.  Here are links to the interviews--

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week. 

* PA Supreme Court Releases Special Counsel Report On Explicit Emails

The PA Supreme Court Friday released a copy of the Special Counsel’s report on explicit emails sent and received by members of the Court from the Office of Attorney General.

* Auditor General DePasquale To Audit Gaming Control Board In 2015

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Tuesday announced his department will conduct a performance audit of the Gaming Control Board next year.

* Auditor General: Future Of Cheyney University Is Dire Without State Action

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Wednesday said the future of historic Cheyney University in Chester County is bleak and projected to worsen, unless drastic action is taken at the state level to address escalating debt, falling revenues, and declining enrollments.

* PUC Approves Conditional License For Lyft To Operate Statewide

The Public Utility Commission Thursday approved with conditions the application by Lyft to offer experimental service for two years throughout the Commonwealth, excluding the City of Philadelphia.

* PHC4 Report: PA Hospitals Saving More Lives Than Ever

A new report from the PA Health Care Cost Containment Council released Wednesday shows during 2013 hospitals saved lives that might have been lost just five years prior. Hospitals also reduced readmission rates, preventing unnecessary hospitalizations and their associated costs.

* PA Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.1% In November, Lowest Rate In More Than 6 Years

The Department of Labor & Industry Friday released its employment situation report for November 2014 which shows the unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point in November to 5.1 percent, the Commonwealth’s lowest rate in more than six years.

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